Kentucky Children's Hospital Triad Leadership

Kentucky Children’s Hospital is where kids from across the state come for better health and a better future.

We offer world-class care, including advanced subspecialty care, to any child who needs us. Families can stay right here in Kentucky to receive the best treatments – we have expanded our outreach clinics and telehealth opportunities to reach patients in all corners of the Commonwealth.

Our children’s hospital has experienced sustained rapid growth in recent years, which has led us to launch our triad leadership team – made up of a physician, nurse and administrator – to manage this growth closely and tackle the associated challenges.

This team works together to guide Kentucky Children’s Hospital into the future, with the ultimate goal of helping kids be kids again.

Meet our team

Lindsay RagsdaleLindsay Ragsdale, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Lindsay Ragsdale specializes in pediatric palliative care, focusing on improving quality of life and relieving symptoms for young patients with serious illnesses.

She also serves as the director of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team, the division chief of Pediatric Palliative Care and the program officer of Provider Engagement at UK HealthCare.

Kathy IsaacsKathy Isaacs, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer

Before becoming the chief nursing officer for Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Isaacs previously worked in the neonatal intensive care unit, serving as a staff registered nurse, assistant patient care manager, clinical nurse specialist, patient care manager, and enterprise director of nursing professional practice and development.

Sarah HeckSarah Heck, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer

Sarah Heck has served at UK HealthCare for more than 14 years. She started as a financial analyst and also worked as the director of Enterprise Strategy and the director of the Pediatric Heart Care Program before stepping into the role of chief administrative officer for our children’s hospital.


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